The Mysterious Math of How Cells Determine Their Own Fate

Tech Gaming Science Your daily selection of the top trending News; According to Wired In 1891, when the German biologist Hans Driesch split two-cell sea urchin embryos in half, he … Continue reading The Mysterious Math of How Cells Determine Their Own Fate

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Stem Cells Remember Tissues’ Past Injuries

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine (This article and its images were originally posted on Quanta Magazine November 12, 2018 at 12:59PM.) Stem cells, … Continue reading Stem Cells Remember Tissues’ Past Injuries

Worn-out cells eventually stop dividing

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science and technology (This article and its images were originally posted on Science and technology September 20, 2018 at 10:51AM.) … Continue reading Worn-out cells eventually stop dividing

Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Cover Image: Colored SEM image of nanorobots coated in hybrid platelet/red blood … Continue reading Cell-like nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

Artificial Neural Nets Grow Brainlike Navigation Cells

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Having the sense to take a shortcut, the most direct route from point A to point B, doesn’t … Continue reading Artificial Neural Nets Grow Brainlike Navigation Cells

Cells Talk in a Language That Looks Like Viruses

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine For cells, communication is a matter of life and death. The ability to tell other members of your … Continue reading Cells Talk in a Language That Looks Like Viruses

Cell by Cell, Scientists Map the Genetic Steps as Eggs Become Animals

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine A fertilized egg divides first into two cells, then four, then eight and so on. Meanwhile, those cells … Continue reading Cell by Cell, Scientists Map the Genetic Steps as Eggs Become Animals

Human brain cells can make complex structures in a dish—is this a problem?

  Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica The premiere of the second season of Westworld is a perfect time to ponder what … Continue reading Human brain cells can make complex structures in a dish—is this a problem?

Researchers Find New DNA Structure in Living Human Cells

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Breaking Science News A team of scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Universities of New South … Continue reading Researchers Find New DNA Structure in Living Human Cells

How Many Genes Do Cells Need? Maybe Almost All of Them

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine By knocking out genes three at a time, scientists have painstakingly deduced the web of genetic interactions that … Continue reading How Many Genes Do Cells Need? Maybe Almost All of Them

‘Anxiety cells’ identified in the brain’s hippocampus

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Do your palms sweat when you walk down a poorly lit street at night? That feeling may be … Continue reading ‘Anxiety cells’ identified in the brain’s hippocampus

5 Children Have New Ears Grown From Their Own Cells in a World First

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert Such amazing work! A group of five children in China have been given new ears – based on detailed … Continue reading 5 Children Have New Ears Grown From Their Own Cells in a World First

US scientists try first gene editing in the body

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Brian Madeux, 44, uses an infrared device to look at his veins as nurse Siobhan Field prepares an … Continue reading US scientists try first gene editing in the body

Manipulating mitochondrial networks could promote healthy aging

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress   Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells—either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it—may increase lifespan … Continue reading Manipulating mitochondrial networks could promote healthy aging

First genetic engineering therapy approved by the FDA for leukemia

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science – Ars Technica Enlarge / Scanning electron micrograph of a human T cell. (credit: NIAID/NIH) For the first time, … Continue reading First genetic engineering therapy approved by the FDA for leukemia

Experimental drug shows promise

Cancer cell during cell division. Credit: National Institutes of Health A collaboration between Saïd M. Sebti, Ph.D., chair of Moffitt Cancer Center’s Drug Discovery Department, and Michele Pagano, M.D., chair … Continue reading Experimental drug shows promise

10-fold speed up for the reconstruction of neuronal networks

Illustration of cells from the cerebral cortex reconstructed in flight mode. Credit: MPI f. Brain Research Scientists working in connectomics, a research field occupied with the reconstruction of neuronal networks … Continue reading 10-fold speed up for the reconstruction of neuronal networks

World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson’s And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

This is happening. In a world first, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are planning to inject stem cells derived from human embryos into the brains of patients with … Continue reading World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson’s And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

Brain’s immune cells linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia

Salk and UC San Diego scientists conducted a vast survey of microglia (pictured here), revealing links to neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric illnesses. Credit: Nicole Coufal Scientists have, for the first … Continue reading Brain’s immune cells linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia

Study finds relationship between common brain disease and gut microbiome

MRI of a patient with (cerebral cavernous malformation) CCM disease. Credit: Issam Awad, University of Chicago   Bacteria in the gut microbiome drive the formation of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), … Continue reading Study finds relationship between common brain disease and gut microbiome

Do cells have exotic vibrational properties?

Microtubules — the skeletal material in eukaryotic cells – that appear to store energy at their outer edges. Credit: New Jersey Institute of Technology A little-understood biological property that appears … Continue reading Do cells have exotic vibrational properties?

A fasting diet could reverse diabetes and repair the pancreas, says new research

Researchers have been able to reverse symptoms of diabetes and restore pancreas functions in mice by putting them on a version of the fasting-mimicking diet. The diet tricks the body … Continue reading A fasting diet could reverse diabetes and repair the pancreas, says new research

New software makes CRISPR-methodology easier

According to: phys.org Credit: Karolinska Institutet Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Gothenburg have generated a web-based software, Green Listed, which can facilitate the use of the CRISPR … Continue reading New software makes CRISPR-methodology easier